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Unintended V/STOL
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:35:22 AM »

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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 10:51:24 AM »
That's an expensive mistake.
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 10:54:18 AM »
It's an airfoil even sitting still.  People amaze me.  There is a small airport next to the city garage and every plane there is tied down at all times.  I would have thought that was common sense, then I remember it's not that common anymore....
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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 11:16:30 AM »
The wind can be fun. I have achieved negative ground speed before flying into very strong headwinds in a light plane.

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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 01:25:02 PM »
I remember having to sit in line with my sailplane, spoilers engaged, to keep it from sailing away while waiting for my turn with the towplane.

Very real, and, for me at that moment, a little scary.
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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 03:35:51 PM »
I have achieved negative ground speed before flying into very strong headwinds in a light plane.
I witnessed a Piper Cub "back up" on final into a strong wind while still descending to a landing.
Pretty skillfull pilotage, and a good lesson.
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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 10:32:43 AM »
I have achieved negative ground speed before flying into very strong headwinds in a light plane.
I witnessed a Piper Cub "back up" on final into a strong wind while still descending to a landing.
Pretty skillfull pilotage, and a good lesson.

I really wanted to try landing at a different airport so I could attempt to land and stop on the numbers, but my instructor didn't like that idea.

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Re: Unintended V/STOL
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 11:32:08 AM »
WTF, it looks like the control yoke was lock in the aft position. The guy probably wrapped his seat belt around it and called it good. And no tie down at all? He should have just given that thing to me.
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